Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Jebus : trodden hard, or fastness, or "the waterless hill", the name of the Canaanitish city which stood on Mount Zion (Joshua 15:8; 18:16,28). It is identified with Jerusalem (which see) in Judges 19:10, and with the castle or city of David (1 Chronicles 11:4,5). It was a place of great natural strength, and its capture was one of David's most brilliant achievements (2 Samuel 5:8).

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